Tag Archives: science

Atlas Robot

25 Feb

Watching a demonstration video of Boston Dynamics’ new Atlas robot is exciting, saddening, and terrifying, all at the same time.


Our Night Sky

21 Nov

Our Night Sky

From our perspective here on Earth, constellations appear to be fixed groups of stars, immobile on the sky. But what if we could change that perspective?

That opening line blew my mind. It makes perfect sense but that reality had never crossed my mind.

[via @peterdedmonds]


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Rat

4 Aug

While driving to visit a friend yesterday I was listening to the local NPR station and happened upon some crazy stories and research about memory. NYU neuroscientist Joe LeDoux and his colleague Karim Nader talked about how memories are re-created each time we try to remember them, and how they use that process to try and help people suffering from PTSD erase the traumatic events from their memory. It’s wild, eye-opening stuff.


Stephen Hawking and John Oliver

3 Jul

I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried while watching an interview… before watching John Oliver’s interview with Stephen Hawking.


Space-X Soft Landing

25 Apr

Effin rockets, man.

[via Wired]


Washcloth In Space

8 May

Students asked CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield what happens when you wring out a washcloth in zero gravity. He taped the answer.

[via i09]


Seven Minutes of Terror

5 Aug

Today NASA’s Curiosity rover will go from 13, site 000mph to 0mph in seven minutes and deposit itself on the surface of Mars.

[via @blankenship]



13 Jul

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

Lego Man in Space

22 Jun

A couple of Toronto teens attached a Lego man and a video camera to a weather balloon and launched it into near-space. It’s as awesome as it sounds.

[via The Fox Is Black]


Good Design

17 Jan

Good design is the perfect balance between science and art.
Leonardo Da Vinci